U.S. Communications Intern
OCEANA is an international organization which focuses solely on oceans, and conducts scientific, fact-based campaigns with fixed goals and deadlines. These campaigns are led by teams of scientists, economists, lawyers, communicators and advocates to restore and protect the world's oceans. Oceana is seeking a U.S. Communications Intern for its Washington, D.C. office. This person will be responsible for researching campaign issues, drafting blog posts, editing reports and tracking/summarizing media coverage of our campaigns. The position requires someone who is detail-oriented, team-oriented, organized, interested in conservation issues and familiar with news organizations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Tracking, formatting, entering and summarizing media coverage for Oceana's U.S. campaigns
- Assisting with quarterly reports to Oceana’s executive team and board members
- Drafting and editing blog posts, op-eds and letters-to-the-editor by Oceana experts on various campaign issues
- Maintaining and updating media contact lists
- Issue research
- Photo and video support
- Administrative duties
Education and work experience:
Skills and knowledge:
- Strong writing and communications skills
- Journalism or media relations experience is a plus, but not required
- Motivated, self-starter who takes initiative in completing tasks
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Familiarity with Meltwater (media tracking software) is a plus, but not required
- Knowledge of environmental issues preferred
- Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
TO APPLY: Please attach your resume, cover letter and at least one applicable writing sample with your application.